Issue 77724 - Create a mail merge toolbar
Summary: Create a mail merge toolbar
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-05-23 16:02 UTC by pagalmes.lists
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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the toolbar (5.54 KB, image/png)
2007-05-23 16:33 UTC, pagalmes.lists
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Description pagalmes.lists 2007-05-23 16:02:10 UTC
Under Word, users are provided a mail merge toolbar (cf screenshot). It would be
nice to create such a toolbar in OOo.
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2007-05-23 16:33:01 UTC
Created attachment 45353 [details]
the toolbar
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-05-23 16:36:05 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.
Comment 3 dalo 2007-05-23 23:55:55 UTC
Please press F4 in writer.

The data sources are popping up and on top of that a mail merge toolbar is there.

If you open up a database, you can drag columns as fields in  you document and
play with the toolbar.

Perhaps it's better to give all that mailmerge thing in OOo a big UI and code
overhaul to integrate the 2 or 3 methods to do a mail merge
Comment 4 pagalmes.lists 2007-05-24 06:33:21 UTC

The data source panel is nice, but it is not user friendly enought for mail
merge operations. Often, users working with mail merge are basic users. They are
quite disturb by the database concepts and get lost quickly. That's why I think
a specific tollbar or panel would be better.

PS: A tipical example is that users will drag fields from seveval database,
related to several calc files and will not understand why things do not work as
expected when merged.